posted November 8, 2009

Five Players Named All-MIAA in Volleyball

Five players on Hope's MIAA champion volleyball team have been presented all-conference honors highlighted by two individual awards.

Senior setter Andrea Helminiak of Maumee, Ohio (Anthony Wayne HS) has been voted the league's most valuable player while senior libero Kristen Johnson has been named the defensive player of the year.

Helminiak is joined on the All-MIAA first team by teammates Jacie Fiedler, a sophomore from Richmond, Ill. (Richard Burton HS), and Kara VandeGuchte, a junior from Hamilton (Hamilton HS). Helminiak and VandeGuchte are being honored for the second year.

Johnson is joined on the All-MIAA second team by teammate Cassidy Bulthuis, a junior from Nunica (Spring Lake HS).

The Flying Dutch, coached by Becky Schmidt, won the MIAA championship for a second consecutive year posting a 16-0 record in conference matches.